Mahurangi News

District rainfall well below annual average

It was a dry year in Warkworth last year. The total rainfall recorded in Alnwick Street in 2020 was 1135mm, which was 300mm below the 20-year average. It was the third driest year since 2000, with just 60mm more than 2019. Just 12mm fell in December,...... Read More

Local champions honoured on Queen’s New Year list

Five Mahurangi residents are among the 154 people recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list. The five local recipients are Gill and Kevin Adshead of Glorit, John Bowmar of Kaiwaka, Dr Tim Malloy of Wellsford, and Professor Emeritus Louise...... Read More

Business idea blooms in Matakana

Rebecka Keeling in her garden. Mahurangi residents and visitors can now pick their own flowers at a special garden located behind Charlies Gelato on Sharp Road in Matakana. The idea is the brainchild of Rebecka Keeling. She borrowed the concept from...... Read More

Still time to enter summer photo competition: This is Us!

Te Arai surfer, by Tom Rouse. There has been a stunning array of photographs submitted to the Bayley’s ‘This is Us’ photo and video competition, which is running over four months. Each month has a particular theme and entries for January’s...... Read More

2020 ends on generous note

Mahurangi Matters, Rodney Womens Centre, Homebuilders in Warkworth and Warkworth Foodbank extend a heartfelt thanks to the many generous individuals and organisations who donated to our 2020 Christmas appeal. Carloads of food and toys were distributed...... Read More

Night moves on SH1

The Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway project is carrying out night works on SH1, at the Kaipara Flats Road/Goatley Road intersection. The drainage, utilities trench works, earthworks and pavement works were due to start on January 10 and...... Read More

AT hails progress on Matakana link road

The Matakana link road is due to open around May next year. Auckland Transport (AT) has released drone footage of the new Matakana link road, currently under construction, which it says shows positive progress on the project. The link between State...... Read More

Police pleased with holiday behaviour

Mahurangi recorded zero deaths on its roads during the Christmas/NewYear holiday period despite a surge in fatalities nationally. This year, 11 people died on New Zealand roads during the holiday season, compared to four last year. Police Senior Sergeant...... Read More

Project umbrellas conservation efforts

The map shows the Restore Rodney East boundaries. The area between Warkworth and Leigh, including Tāwharanui, will be the focus of a new environmental initiative called Restore Rodney East, which starts next month. The project is being funded by the...... Read More

Bunny business has Tossi hopping

Rising feral rabbit numbers in the Tawharanui Regional Park is costing the volunteer group Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc. (TOSSI) extra dollars in preventative fencing. While a proper survey of the rabbit population has not been undertaken...... Read More